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Press release

9 OCT 2017

RICS pledges to raise £2.25m to help end youth homelessness

RICS has launched a campaign with property industry charity LandAid to raise over £2 million in the biggest ever fundraising campaign for the charity. The funds will contribute to ending youth homelessness, and will provide safe, secure and affordable bed spaces across all 12 UK regions.

As part of RICS’ 150th anniversary in 2018, the campaign, known as Pledge150, will see RICS partnering with LandAid to raise £2.25 million for the provision of 150 bed spaces by December 2018, for young people at risk of homelessness.

RICS plans to raise funds at a variety of its annual events and through staff and partner university initiatives. Those working in the land, property and construction sectors will be encouraged to join in with the challenge and think big, in terms of their fundraising activities and in helping to publicise the campaign.

Ways to donate

As part of the RICS Pledge150 campaign, those working in the built environment may also be given the opportunity to provide pro bono property advice to local charities supporting disadvantaged young people, families and communities, including those experiencing homelessness.

Donate now

Or donate via text by texting RICS12 followed by £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.

All firms that make a corporate donation to the RICS’ Pledge150 campaign will be highlighted on the organisation’s online pledge wall and will have the opportunity to say what they are actively doing to help end youth homelessness.

Get involved

Explore more information on the RICS Pledge150 campaign, including the tools available to get you started, from brochures, posters and suggestions of fundraising activities,

See further details on RICS’ other 150th anniversary activities, including the launch of its Pride in the Profession initiative to showcase the significant and positive impact surveyors have made to society.